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Research Administration and Contract Administration

Hornet Bookstore, Suite 3400
(916) 278-7565

The Office of Research Administration and Contract Administration (RACA) supports faculty in their quest for external financial support for research projects and program development initiatives. We provide proposal development and submission assistance as well as research, coordination, compliance, and outreach. On behalf of the University, we submit faculty grant and contract proposals and we accept and administer the awards and contractual agreements that result. We also coordinate the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is comprised of committees that oversee the protection of human subjects and regulate animal care reviews. In addition, the office works closely with the Faculty Senate on awarding internal research and creative activity funds to faculty.

RACA is a partnership between Academic Affairs and University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI), the primary campus auxiliary. Academic Affairs staff provide faculty with proposal development assistance as well as support for other scholarly and creative activities. Our UEI colleagues accept and administer the awards faculty receive from federal, state, and private sponsors. Together, University and UEI staff work in teams to support campus and faculty initiatives and we also serve as liaisons to the local, state, and federal funding agencies that provide funding for the research, teaching, and service priorities of the University community.

Office of Global Education

Lassen Hall 2304
(916) 278-6686

The Office of Global Education (OGE) believes a quality education must address international, intercultural, and global issues. To ensure these issues are addressed, OGE is dedicated to providing leadership, educational opportunities, services, and resources to the University community.

Faculty Programs

In collaboration with Academic Affairs, OGE offers the following services to faculty:

• Assistance making contacts with colleagues at affiliated institutions abroad;
• Advising for faculty exchange opportunities for one semester or one year;
• Official advisories for international travelers;
• Information on faculty development seminars abroad;
• Information and advising regarding the International Research Scholar Program.

International Student and Scholar Programs

International students and scholars from more than a hundred nations come to California State University, Sacramento to pursue academic programs or conduct research. OGE administers a variety of programs (from pre-arrival to post-graduation) aimed at integrating international students and scholars into campus and community life, and providing them with ongoing support and advising throughout their affiliation with the University.

Study Abroad

OGE staff administers academic exchange programs between California State University, Sacramento and universities in an array of locations including Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. OGE staff also assists with advising and applying to the California State University International Programs. Study abroad opportunities are available for almost every field of study. Students pay regular campus registration fees and are not charged international student tuition fees. They receive CSU resident credit while studying abroad and may apply their normal campus financial aid.

The California State University International Programs

401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802-4210

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 15,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 70 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 19 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study locales and learning environments.

Griffith University
Macquarie University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
University of Western Sydney
Victoria University

The universities of the Province of Quebec including:
Bishop’s University
Concordia University
McGill University
Université Laval
Université de Montréal
Université du Quebec system

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)

Peking University (Beijing)

Denmark’s International Study Program (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen)


Institut des Etudes Françaises pour Étudiants Étrangers
L’Académie d’Aix- Marseille (Aix-en-Provence)
Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII
Institut Catholiquede de Paris
Université de Marne-La-Vallée
Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Université Evry

Univerisitat of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg

Univeristy of Ghana, Legon

Tel Aviv University
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Haifa

CSU Study Center (Florence)
Universitá degli Studi di Firenze
La Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze

Waseda University (Tokyo)

Yonsei University (Seoul)

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Campus Querétaro

New Zealand
Lincoln University (Christchurch)
Massey University (Palmerston North)

South Africa
University of Kwazulu Natal
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Granada

Uppsala University

National Taiwan University (Taipei)
National Tsing Hua University

United Kingdom
Bradford University
Bristol University
Hull University
Kingston University
Sheffield University
University of Wales, Swansea

International Programs pays all tuition and administrative costs for participating California resident students to a similar extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all state university fee and programs fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs in Canada, France, Germany, Korea, and Mexico. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. Some programs also have language study and/or other coursework prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus at the Office of Global Education, or by writing to The California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor, Long Beach, California 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at

College of Continuing Education

(916) 278-4433

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) encourages lifelong learning by providing opportunities for personal and professional development. CCE’s wide range of courses, programs, workshops, seminars, and conferences are designed to connect campus with the community, meet the challenges of the workforce and address current trends in today’s society. Through CCE, individuals have access to both credit and noncredit courses where they can expand their interests, prepare for promotion, enhance their skills or seek a new career path. Most courses do not require formal admission to the University.

CCE is also one of the top choices in the community for providing public, private, and government organizations with training to improve employee effectiveness and boost their bottom lines. Course schedules are designed to be compatible with the time constraints and priorities of adults and working professionals and all of the CCE instructors are industry experts who offer real-world experience using adult learning methodologies.

Certificate and Professional Development Programs

CCE certificate and professional development programs offer specialized training in specific career areas. Programs are conveniently scheduled to be accessible for the working adult and can typically be completed in less than one year. Practicing professionals present coursework that is current and relevant to real world situations and career requirements. Program areas include: business operations, organizational development, management and leadership, criminal justice, K-18 education and administration, test preparation, and travel study.

Degree and Credential Programs

CCE administers several degree completion programs including the Bachelor of Career Technical Studies which is offered in Sacramento and Merced. The weekend degree program is designed for adults with successful career track records who lack a bachelor’s degree. For more information, see degree program requirements listed under Academic Programs, Vocational/Technical Education. The College of Continuing Education partners with other colleges on campus to administer degree programs in a convenient format specifically for working professionals. Visit the CCE website a for the most current offerings.

Conference and Training Services

Conference and Training Services (CTS) is recognized throughout California as a leader in the event planning industry. CTS offers a full range of services designed to anticipate and facilitate all aspects of a successful conference or training event. From project planning and budgeting to promotions and complete registration services, CTS can successfully plan and execute conferences and workshops of all sizes.

Corporate/Contract Education

CCE can provide cost-effective customized training solutions to improve employee effectiveness and enhance an organization’s bottom line. With flexible scheduling and instructors who are working professionals and industry experts, CCE can deliver problem-solving solutions when and where it is needed.

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute at Sacramento State provides international learners with opportunities to obtain an excellent education while becoming familiar with people and cultures from around the world. Supported by a safe, friendly campus that offers a variety of educational and recreational opportunities, students develop English language and communication skills for professional, academic and social settings in seven levels of all multilingual areas (grammar, listening, reading, speaking vocabulary, and writing). New sessions begin every eight weeks.

Online Learning

CCE Online offers access to a variety of courses to help individuals attain learning objectives through interactive online teaching formats. Participants can sharpen their skills and develop new expertise without sacrificing commitments to their job or their family.

Open University

Open University allows individuals to enroll in regular University classes without going through the formal admission process. Individuals are admitted into Open University courses on a space available basis, upon departmental approval, if they meet the prerequisites. This program is ideal for those wishing to explore the University environment, raise their G.P.A. or focus on a particular area of interest.

Winter Intersession

Intersession is a January program that enables students to accelerate their degree requirements, pursue an area of interest or reduce their class load for the fall and spring semesters. Students can earn up to six units by taking Sacramento State courses during this three-week class format.